Pied-billed Grebes




Another common bird at the Leonabelle Turnbell Birding Center (Port Aransas, TX) was the Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps). Most were in their winter coats, with either a missing or indistinct ring around their bill. However, at least one was showing the ring quite well (note the ringed bill on the bottom image, below). Here are […]

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Green Cay’s Pied-billed Grebes




Pied-billed Grebes (Podilymbus podiceps) were quite common in the Green Cay Wetlands. And they were quite easy to get close enough for some wonderful photography. As I walked the boardwalk, the grebes were busy either preening, or foraging for food. They feed by diving underwater and catching fish, aquatic insects, frogs and crayfish. Here are […]

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Is Your Mind Ever in a Fog?




So are these Pied-billed Grebe ducks, as caught from my kayak! (Pied-billed Grebes swim out of the fog)

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Pied-billed Grebe




On my last kayak outing, I ran upon a single Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) that was working at finding a fish dinner. As the grebe swam about, often diving for fish, I captured these images: But I never saw him with a fish. The location I had chosen to kayak was one that totally dried […]

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Back in the Yak




With the rains temporarily over and the temperatures warm, I decided it was time to head back out in “Rubber Ducky”, my trusted kayak that I love to use for photographing wildlife. On Friday I took Rubber Ducky out for a spin at one of my favorite spots, but one that has been inaccessible since […]

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Lunch, Cajun Style




Over the weekend, I captured this Pied-billed Grebe fishing in one of the pools at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. While fishing, this little grebe would dive and remain underwater for a few minutes as he fished. After a few dives, he surfaced with a “fish” in his beak. As I photographed him, he […]

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Wordless Wednesday – April 28, 2010




  (Pied-billed Grebes swim out of the fog)

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